But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking.Not surprisingly, the crowd cheered.
Set aside that the prospect of Obama and his cohorts leading Congress will clean up any mess, rather than amplify it, is ludicrous on its face.
Barack Obama shows once again how thin-skinned he is. Whenever criticism rears, his instinctive reaction is to snarl. (When this tendency becomes more widely reported look for him to make a point of denying it in his usual way. The one thing he can not abide is anyone, anyone disliking him or anything he says in the least.)
However, one thing needs to be pointed out. Many commentators are interpreting this to mean he was telling the American people to shut up. That's not a fair reading. He was clearly referring — though, as usual, he refuses to be specific or name names — to Republicans and, once again to George Bush. (Not that he would mind, mind you, if everyone just went along passively with anything he decided.)
Well, George Bush, to my knowledge, has made no remarks whatever about ObamaCare (or any other Obama policy). And, while Obama would be loath to admit it, the Democrats have been in the majority in Congress for more than two years now.
It's true that many Republicans too, may they roast, voted for TARP which got the recent snowball toward fascism rolling at accelerated speed. And, he should burn in hell for it first, Bush Treasury Sec. Henry Paulson devised it and pushed for it, with Bush cheering him on the whole time. But the Democrats embraced it lovingly. (They understand better than most Napoleon's dictum that: "When your enemy is making a mistake, don't get in his way.")
Also, Obama has continued — and put on steroids — not only TARP, but many "hated" Bush policies: the war in Afghanistan, medical welfare, Federal interference in education, auto company bailouts, and more.
So, one has to wonder just who it is Obama would like to shut up. Read a certain, plausible way it would be himself. Now wouldn't that be wonderful.